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[ecrea] ECREA Summer School 2011 book ready - online version available for free

Fri Apr 06 20:59:09 GMT 2012

It is our pleasure to announce the publication of our sixth Summer School Book, entitled »Critical Perspectives on the European Mediasphere. The intellectual work of the 2011 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School«, edited by Ilija Tomanic Trivundža, Nico Carpentier, Hannu Nieminen, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Richard Kilborn, Ebba Sundin, and Tobias Olsson.

This book includes a series of papers that were presented by lecturers and PhD-students at the ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School in August 2011 in Ljubljana (Slovenia).

The 2011 European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School was supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus Intensive Programme project (grant agreement reference number: 2010-7242), the University of Ljubljana – the Department of Media and Communication Studies and the Faculty of Social Sciences, a consortium of 22 universities, and the Slovene Communication Association. Affiliated partners of the programme were the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), the Finnish National Research School, and COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies.

Contributors are (in alphabetical order): Bertrand Cabedoche, Bart Cammaerts, Nico Carpentier, Viorela Dan, Jeoffrey Gaspard, François Heinderyckx, Jan Jirák, Anders Johansen, Janis Juzefovics, Jens E. Kjeldsen, Friedrich Krotz, Manuel Parés i Maicas, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Michael Rübsamen, Francis Shennan, Heiner Stahl, Burcu Sümer, Ebba Sundin, Ilija Tomanic Trivundža, Leen Van Brussel, Juho Vesa and Pika Založnik.

The book consists of four sections: 1/ Theoretical frameworks and applications, 2/ Journalism and media, 3/ Perspectives on European mediasphere, 4/ Methodological and pedagogical approaches. The book also includes all abstracts of PhD projects presented at the Summer School.


You can download a PDF-version of this book – free of charge – from the Researching and Teaching Communication Series website:

The direct link:

The different chapters can be accessed here:

You can also download the book from the Summer School website:


A print version can be ordered by sending an email to:
(ilija.tomanic /at/


The book was published by Založba FDV (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana Press).

The book is a part of the Researching and Teaching Communication Series (ISSN 1736-3918 (print) & ISSN 1736-4752 (online)), edited by Nico Carpentier and Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt.

The publishing of this book was supported by the Slovene Communication Association and the European Communication Research and Education Association.


Table of Contents


The intellectual work of the 2011 ECREA European media and communication doctoral Summer School in Ljubljana
Ilija Tomanic Trivundža and Nico Carpentier


SECTION ONE: Theoretical frameworks and applications

Media as a societal structure and a situational frame for communicative action: A definition of concepts
Friedrich Krotz

Mediation and Resistance
Bart Cammaerts

Using Discourse Theory: A Discourse-Theoretical Exploration of the Articulation of Death
Nico Carpentier and Leen Van Brussel

Dragons and Arcades: Towards a Discursive Construction of the Flâneur
Ilija Tomanic Trivundža

The added value of frames: On the differences with related concepts
Viorela Dan

Approaching celebrity – sketching an analytical framework
Michael Rübsamen

SECTION TWO: Journalism and media

Striving for noiseless journalism
François Heinderyckx

The role of ‘Hey Mabels’ in making sense of the world
Ebba Sundin

Who are you calling a journalist – can one form of communication command special protection?
Francis Shennan

The flip-side of mediatised politics: ‘Unpackaging’ politics to avoid publicity
Juho Vesa

The Dangerous and Disruptive Relationship Between Media and Information
Manuel Parés i Maicas

SECTION THREE: Perspectives on European mediasphere

The Broadcasting of Authenticity: How the media transform public politics into personal feelings
Jens E. Kjeldsen and Anders Johansen

Exit, Voice and Loyalty: Public broadcasters and their publics in post-Communist societies
Janis Juzefovics

Foley Artists – Wiring acoustic spaces in cinema, TV and radio plays
Heiner Stahl

Social Scientists and the European Neoliberal University: Tensions in Conceptualisations of the Public Role of Universities
Pika Založnik and Jeoffrey Gaspard

SECTION FOUR: Methodological and pedagogical approaches

The Importance of Literature Review in Research Design
Burcu Sümer

Exploring the foundations and theoretical distancing required for a PhD thesis: an incursion into the backyard of research
Bertrand Cabedoche

How to teach interactively large classrooms: a participation-focused approach
Pille Pruulman-Vengerfeldt

The popularisation of media studies as a factor in media literacy
Jan Jirák

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